Mental strength for hiking and trekking is a very interesting subject.... just about everyone knows it's important. But no one really knows what you can do to improve it...
So that is what today's episode is all about. To give you some simple, practical and effective strategies to improve your mental strength, keep you calm, focused and happy on the trail and get you through your adventures!
I was lucky enough to be a featured guest on The By Land Podcast. Hosted by Emory Wanger this podcast is all giving you tangible and actionable tips and tricks to take with you on your next hiking, backpacking, hunting, thru hiking or mountaineering adventure.
In this episode I discuss seven times when hiking is NOT the best way to train for hiking (and what to do instead).
In this episode, I chat with Holly Edstein - a registered dietician who is incredibly passionate about bringing factual and evidence-based information to the nutrition world.
The single best way for a trekker to prepare for their adventure is to follow a structured, progressive strength and conditioning program. There is no question about that. But sometimes, finding the time to fit all of this in is just not possible!
But if you are incredibly busy, please don't use it as an excuse to do nothing. And just hope for the best on the trail... Instead, you should be doing everything you possibly can, within your time restrictions, to get yourself ready. And inside this episode, I will tell you exactly how to do that!
When it comes to Training For A Trek, getting some hiking time under your boots is absolutely essential! This is the single best thing you can do to prepare your body and mind for the uneven, undulating and unpredictable nature of the trail.
However for many, the luxury of finding new and exciting trails to hit each week seems like a distant dream. And for convenience sake, you might find it much more practical to simply repeat the sames over and over and over again...
And if this is you, don't worry! This can be a perfectly valid method of training. You just have to be smart about it...
I was honored to be a guest on The Outdoors Station Podcast. The Uk’s longest running award winning podcast dedicated to the self powered traveler. Hosted by Bob, this podcast is all about sharing love, appreciation and education for the great outdoors.
Hiking is an absolutely fantastic activity to take part in. It is a great form of exercise, gets you out in some incredible scenery and is even an incredibly positive thing to do for mental health.
But one common issue that many hikers face, is it can often lead to some pretty sore muscles the day(s) after. And while this is bad enough if you are simply day-hiking, it is even worse if you are doing a multi-day hike or trek!
In this episode I chat with Trevor Builder - a high altitude trekker with some serious ambitions! We chat about different approaches to training for trekking, tips for high altitude and practical advice for aspiring adventurers.
In this episode, I interview Lee Welton from Trailside Fitness, who is a personal trainer, physical therapist assistant and lifelong backpacker. In the value-packed episode we cover everything from training for hiking, to injury prevention, to nutrition on the trail to mental strength strategies. This is a MUST listen to episode for anyone planning a significant hike or trek.
Rowan is a personal trainer who specialises in training hikers, trekkers and mountaineers for their bucket list adventures.
Summit Strength is a personal training service created specifically to help trekkers have the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful bucket list adventure.